SF HQ West
TROOPS OF SF - WEST ARE BUSY WITH HELPINGS THE COMMUNITY IN POST - DISASTER WORKS.
Troops serving under Security Force West together with different relief aid workers, including Navy and Air Force, are providing all possible assistance to the displaced staying at 208 temporary relief centres in temples, schools, mosques, community halls, factories, public health centres in Colombo, Gampaha, Galle, Matara, Kalutara, Kegalle and Ratnapura districts.
Currently troops of 141 Brigade, 142 Brigade, 581 Brigade, 582 Brigade and 583 Brigade assigned to transport of drinking water, conduct of mobile medical units, assistance to documentation of necessary details of the displaced, transport of the sick to hospitals, collection of their abandoned valuables, if any, clearance of domestic compounds and drinking water wells, clearance of garbage in respective affected areas and public places, are among major roles that have been taken over by the Army in respective areas.
Meanwhile, 12 Field Sri Lanka Engineer troops removing all soil, boulders and other impediments that had fallen on to the Athweltota - Harambakanda road in Digana at Agalawatta area, made the road motorable on Thursday (1) using heavy machinery of the Army.
Similarly, Corps of Engineer Services (CES) troops with infantry and ground wings began clearing of drinking water wells in several inundated areas in Kalutara under the 582 Brigade and the 583 Brigade in Ratnapura as water levels were fast receding and people began returning to their houses.